Monday, July 20, 2009

Ryan Jerzy Red Rocks Mock Show Releases

Modeled after the municipal flag of Chicago, this is Ryan Jerzy's latest release dipicting his love of linoleum block carved printmaking.

The municipal flag of Chicago consists of two blue horizontal stripes on a field of white, each stripe one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top or bottom, respectively. Between the two blue stripes are four red, six-pointed stars arranged in a horizontal row.

The three white stripes of the flag represent, from top to bottom, the North, West and South sides of the city. The top blue stripe represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago River. The bottom blue stripe represents the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Great Canal.

Jerzy is currently working on this Mock Show release (above) in homage to Jim Pollock's famous Walking Fish.

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